• The Murdering Of My Years // Mickey Z.
    EN,  Non-Fiction

    The Murdering Of My Years // Mickey Z.

    There are plenty of biographies about artists who “made it” – who have become famous, made a fortune, and whom we can use as a tableau to dream about how we, too, could be kissed by luck and get rich…

  • Becoming // Michelle Obama
    EN,  Memoirs,  Non-Fiction

    Becoming // Michelle Obama

    If you are at all interested in the literary world, it is nearly impossible to get around Michelle Obama’s (who, by the way, has two ivy league degrees) memoir Becoming. If, like me, you studied political science with a focus…

  • The Bonfire of the Vanities // Tom Wolfe
    EN,  Fiction

    The Bonfire of the Vanities // Tom Wolfe

    Sometimes, you finish a book and feel like you should read it again immediately to truly appreciate it. The Bonfire of the Vanities was such a book for me. Getting through the first third of The Bonfire of the Vanities…

  • If Darkness Takes Us // Brenda Marie Smith
    EN,  Fiction

    If Darkness Takes Us // Brenda Marie Smith

    Bea Crenshaw is a grandmother, an environmentalist, almost 70 years old, and thrown into an apocalyptic scenario in which she has to take care of her four grandchildren. Luckily, Bea Crenshaw is also a prepper and has been setting up…

  • Die Sprache des Donal Trump // Berengere Viennot
    DE,  Non-Fiction

    Die Sprache des Donald Trump // Bérengère Viennot

    Bérengère Viennot ist eigentlich Übersetzerin – dabei liegt ihr Schwerpunkt auf der Übertragung der Reden von Donald Trump ins Französische. In Die Sprache des Donald Trump verbindet Viennot Sprachanalyse mit politischer und gesellschaftlicher Interpretation. Wer sich ein klein bisschen intensiver…

  • Schlusslichter // Georges Simenon
    DE,  Fiction

    Schlusslichter // Georges Simenon

    Whiskey, Zigaretten, Autos: Georges Simenons Schlusslichter ist eine sehr männliche Version der USA der 1950er Jahre. Steve und Nancy Hogan fahren am Labor Day-Wochenende los, um ihre Kinder aus dem Sommercamp abzuholen, streiten sich auf dem Weg und Nancy verschwindet,…

  • Cover of The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum.
    EN,  Non-Fiction

    The Poisoner’s Handbook // Deborah Blum

    The complete title of this book is The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York, which is too long and very buzzwordy. The book, however, is a nice collection of murder and accidentally-killed-by-poison…

  • EN,  Memoirs

    My Own Devices by Dessa

    This book was recommended to me and I must admit that I had never heard of Dessa, her music, or her writing; so, before starting, I listened to some of her music on Bandcamp. Dessa’s music is beautiful and haunting…